PETA Statement on Accidental Dolphin Pregnancy at SeaWorld

For Immediate Release:
May 11, 2017

David Perle 202-483-7382

Orlando, Fla. – Below, please find a statement from PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange regarding the pregnancy of a Commerson’s dolphin, who was reportedly on birth control, at SeaWorld:

Dolphins in the wild don’t need birth control. They can choose their partners, have families when they want to, and teach their young to swim and play. Forcing another dolphin to endure a miserable life of swimming circles in a tiny tank is cruel, and it’s why PETA is calling on families to stay away from SeaWorld until the park agrees to move all marine mammals to seaside sanctuaries.

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment,” and more information about the dolphin deaths associated with SeaWorld’s breeding program is available here.

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